Pakistani PR Professional Honoured in UK.
Aamir Abbasi is a PR professional from Pakistan. He has become the first Pakistani to attain the prestigious Chartered PR Practitioner status from the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR), UK. He was among the 17 PR professionals who were declared successful after a hectic Assessment Day carried out at CIPR head office in London. The assessment - led by Ben Verinder Found.Chart.PR, FCIPR Dip CIPR - examined candidates in Ethics, Strategy and Leadership.
The PR and communications industry in the UK has grown to around 85,000 employees. The current batch of PR chartered professionals takes the total number of Chartered Practitioners to 255.
Speaking on this occasion, Sarah Hall Chart.PR, FCIPR, CIPR, President said, "Employers and clients who take their reputation seriously want to work with trustworthy professionals who can protect and enhance their organization. The Chartered status is an assurance that you operate at the very highest professional and ethical standards. Congratulations to each of today's successful candidates - you are a credit to yourselves and our profession."
About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)
Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK and overseas. The CIPR is the largest membership organization for PR practitioners outside North America. By size of turnover and number of individually registered members, it is the leading representative body for the PR profession and industry in Europe.
The CIPR advances professionalism in public relations by making its members accountable to their employers and the public through a code of conduct and searchable public register, setting standards through training, qualifications, awards and the production of best practice and skills guidance, facilitating Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and awarding Chartered Public Relations Practitioner status (Chart.PR).